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America 250!: Websites

A guide to help support the 250th birthday of America

National Archives: Charters of Freedom

These three documents, known collectively as the Charters of Freedom, have secured the rights of the American people for more than two and a quarter centuries and are considered instrumental to the founding and philosophy of the United States.

Declaration of Independence


Bill of Rights

Surviving Artifacts of the American Revolution

National Archives: Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation served as the written document that established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence from Great Britain.

National Archives: Founding Fathers